Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Delightful Princess Tea Party

This past weekend was a lovely weekend for our family. My daughters and I visited our first Maidens of Virtue meeting and we had great fun enjoying breakfast and an encouraging Bible study on being an organized woman and tea-party-invitation-making with other mothers and daughters. At the same time my sons went to a Men of Valor meeting and got the privilege of shooting potato cannons (isn't this every boys dream?) with other fathers and sons.

And yes, I said potato!!!

But the best part of the weekend was that my sweet little princess, Joy Noelle, turned seven. We were excited to host another tea party for her:


The Princess Tea Party Table


A Close Up

There were also pink balloons and streamers hanging from the chandelier but you can't see that in these pictures.


The Princess Maiden in all her glory!


Fruit-kabobs handmade by the maidens


Here are some of the finger foods, punch, cheese and crackers, tea party cookies made with love and we had a princess cake that both older sisters made for her that was pink and topped with a tiara, princess necklace and earrings.


The little girl maidens got to make mini-birthday cakes out of oreo cookies, frosting and sprinkles and got to take them home. Naomi made all the namecards and read this poem which I copied and printed and included in their giftbags as well:


Why God Made Little Girls

God made the world with towering trees,
Majestic mountains and restless seas.
Then paused and said , "It needs one more thing...
Someone to laugh and dance and sing.
To walk in the wood and gather flowers...
To commune with nature in quiet hours."

So God made little girls
With laughing eyes and bouncing curls,
With joyful hearts and infectious smiles,
Enchanting ways and feminine wiles.
And when He'd completed the task He'd begun.
He was pleased and proud of the job He'd done.
For the world, when seen through little girl's eyes
Greatly resembled Paradise.


Afterwards, Janai played a beautiful piece of music on the violin (it sounds like this) and her special friend Jasmine sang some songs to her that she wrote herself. We also got to talk about how God is good and how He made them special and how one day they would also do tea parties with their own daughters.


We played games of London Bridge, hot potato, pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey and later after Joy opened her gifts they played dolls and used Joys new strawberry tea set to make their own doll little tea party!


And, oh yes, we couldn't forget the toilet paper game!


I am so proud of my little girl, she makes me so happy and is truly a JOY to be around! And what is a birthday without a little tree climbing?


We hope you enjoyed viewing pictures of our Princess Tea Party!


24 comments:

  1. Oh how sweet! It looks like they had a wonderful time. I had a princess tea party when Grace turned 5 and we made those same fruit kabobs. I love my little girls too!

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  2. How precious! I love the expression on your daughter's sweet little face:)

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  3. Just beautiful! I think I will do this for my daughter when she turns 8 in the spring!

    ((Hugs))
    Laura

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  4. Precious and every little girls dream party, she will remember that all her days.

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  5. How very delightful , i wish i had these kind of things as a child.

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  6. Thanks for sharing the pictures! By the way....what is the toilet paper game?!

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  7. oh how beautiful! and what a great idea!

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  8. Dear Candice,

    The toilet paper game is when you break up into different teams in pairs and whoever can roll their partner up the quickest in toilet paper is the winner! We do this with music playing the background and after a few minutes begin a countdown "Ten--nine---eight.." This is added for suspense--the girls love the silliness of it and like to request this game every year.

    Many blessings...

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  9. What a very special celebration!! So very precious :o)

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  10. How beautiful! I pray that my daughter will be able to have moments like these. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  11. I love this post! Little girls and tea parties are my favorite things in life! Your little one and her friends are blessed to have you...your godly instruction, raising them up in the Lord...what a blessing you are to them, and what a blessing they are to you! 8 children? My goodness, you truly do love children!

    Blessings to you and your family!

    Mary

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  12. Oh you did a wonderful job with the tea everything looks beautiful and a Happy Birthday to your princess~Thanks for sharing all the pics ~Blessings Heather

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  13. Oh what a beautiful day you had! My girls and I were so happy to meet you and your lovely maidens. :o) Hope to see you again next month. Your blog is a blessing to me.
    http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/lovinthosebunnies4Him/454824/

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  14. It's it lovely to see little girls looking like little girls and have nice clean fun without the need for makeup and so forth. The table setting looked beautiful.

    Jo

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  15. OH, what a very sweet party you had! You have a beautiful little 7 year old! So so special!

    Growing up, the boys in our youth group would shoot potatoes out of a potato gun too! haha.

    Nice to meet you! I'm now following your adorable blog!

    Hugs,
    Traci

    http://www.ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com

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  16. I can't show this one to my daughter, she is going to want to have one!! We got a new tea party set yesterday and sure enough we need to have a tea party today!! :)

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  17. We plan to do a Christmas Doll Tea Party. I can't wait. It will be my first and I was inspired by one of your posts.

    Thank you so much.

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  18. How fun!! Looks like a splendid time and what fun memories! it is so much fun being a girl, oh I love tea parties and dressing up!
    Happy birthday to your little one!

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  19. What a wonderful idea! Does your church have the meetings for the "maidens" and "men of valor"? I'd love to know where to find something like that in our neck of the woods!

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  20. Raising a Brood,

    Yes, it is at a church we are currently visiting. You might find some luck in finding something similar to this if you go to this site:

    http://ncfic.org/

    Hope that helps!

    Many blessings...

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  21. Looks adorable, and she will remember that forever :D What a great mama :D

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  22. Awe that is so cute! We have a little girls' club for the young girls in out church that do not have a mother to teach them these things, and every year we have a Christmas Tea! They just love it!

    Jennifer

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  23. So pretty! Can I become a little girl again and you become my mom on my birthday so I can have parties like this? :)

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